Fate Is the Hunter
A Pilot's Memoir
Ernest K. Gann
Experience the thrilling and treacherous early days of commercial aviation through the eyes of a pilot with this classic memoir. Ernest K. Gann's vivid storytelling takes you into the cockpit, giving you an intimate look at the triumphs and terrors of those who flew when flying was far from routine. The New York Times Book Review raves that Gann is "truly the artist" when it comes to drawing readers into the "shielded sanctum" of the cockpit. This is not just one man's story, but the story of all men who fly.
First Published in 1961
One of the books on Larry Ellison's nightstand. – source